Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Retiring deputy controller recognized for service

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners commemorated the long service of Deputy Controller John A. Falk, who is retiring after almost 31 years.

“I will still stay busy,” Falk said following the board’s Jan. 23 meeting.

Commissioners expressed high regard and admiration for Falk and his service to the county.

Falk also teaches at DeSales University.

“I always found you willing to teach,” Commissioner Brad Osborne told him.

Commissioner Marc Grammes also gave kudos to Falk.

“You have always been a man of integrity and professionalism,” he said.

Super Bowl brew gets rave reviews

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Porter, coffee blend offered for one day at Taylor House

Last week, a select group of taste-testers put together a concoction for a special craft beer to be served at Taylor House Brewing Company over the Super Bowl weekend. The beer was released Feb. 2.

The brew was limited to a single keg — and when the keg was empty, the beer was gone.

The taste-testers selected a Peruvian coffee from Blocker’s Coffeehouse and mixed it with a secret porter recipe.

They dubbed it Biery’s Port Porter.

What’s the verdict? Put it on the craft brew list!

N. Catty council OKs internship requests

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Individuals to help in borough office, on grounds during summer months

The Borough of North Catasauqua has been approached by Lafayette College and Workforce Board of the Lehigh Valley about internship opportunities for young adults this summer.

Lafayette College is seeking clerical and engineering positions for students who want professional experience before entering the real world. This would be an eight-week-long, part-time program ranging anywhere from unpaid to $10 to 15 an hour.

Lehigh County DA to run for re-election

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been Lehigh County District Attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Request for path added to rezoning ordinance

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

District superintendent seeks change for land across from Sheckler

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler addressed Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop meeting Jan. 28.

Spengler and Councilwoman Christine Weaver have had discussions about the 14-acre parcel across from Sheckler Elementary School. Council is putting together an ordinance to change the zoning on the land to allow for compact town- homes, or attached dwellings. The present zoning requires homes to be on one-acre lots.